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Year-by-year breakdown of Dustin Pedroia’s new contract

Jul 24, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Boston just announced Dustin Pedroia‘s contract extension as official, so here’s the year-by-year salary details:

Signing bonus: $1 million
2014: $12.5 million
2015: $12.5 million
2016: $13 million
2017: $15 million
2018: $16 million
2019: $15 million
2020: $13 million
2021: $12 million

That adds up to $110 million for eight seasons, although Pedroia was already under contract for $10 million in 2014 and $11 million in 2015 before tearing his old contract up as part of this extension. It’s also an interesting structure, as there aren’t many long-term deals in which the salaries are smaller at the end.

  1. aceshigh11 - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Very reasonable given his skills and leadership.

  2. El Bravo - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Laser show?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      NESN had a breakdown of the contract during the game last night titled “Laser Dough” and I had a chuckle.

    • neoshweaty - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      I read that he doesn’t actually like that nickname even if it is awesome.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Yo paper – Great deal!

    • paperlions - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Might be. If those last 3 years (when he’ll be 37-39 are $30M in sunk cost), that makes it a little more than $20M/year….it really depends on how he ages. If he ages well, it is a steal. If he ages normally, it’ll be okay. If he breaks down early, it’ll be bad.

      This is like grading a draft the next day. It is an 8 year deal. At this point, there is no way to know how it’ll turn out….well, except that it will almost certainly be a better deal than whatever Cano signs this winter.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        Right now I’m measuring on the “how happy am I as a Sawks fan” scale.

      • paperlions - Jul 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        Oh yeah, as a Sox fan, right now, you should be happy as shit to know he’s locked up through his productive years.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 24, 2013 at 6:42 PM

        Happier than the Pillsbury Doughboy on the way to a baking convention.

      • Reflex - Jul 24, 2013 at 7:59 PM

        Sorry, but given the fact that all deals have risks like you mention, and given that the dollar amounts tail off towards the end, and factoring in inflation, I really do not know how to read this other than its is a very good deal for the Sox, and a under market deal for Pedroia. At the end of the day he would make a ton more money on the free market, likely even in two years when he was scheduled to hit it. He’s been very durable for a second baseman, and the amounts are just not that high, especially for a large market team.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    I like how it’s shaped like a mountain not a slope upwards like most these big deals seem to be.

    • missthemexpos - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      More the style of hockey contracts these days.

  5. senioreditor2 - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Red Sox got a STEAL

  6. turdfurgerson68 - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Hey Yankees, this is how a GREAT GM gets things done.

    First, last year’s ‘trade of the century’, now its Pedroia’s very reasonable extension.

    Think ol Cashman could’ve pulled off such impressive deals?

    Enjoy overpaying for Cano.

    • patsandsox - Jul 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      I think Cano and his agent have a to be cooperative to get a deal done like this. Dustin wanted this and came to Mr Henry about it a year ago (according to the Boston Herald).

  7. lazlosother - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Looks like Dustin was more than reasonable. Great deal for the Sox and good to see the “face” of the organization will spend his career there. The guy is worth more than the highest year now and the dollars will regress with him.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      This contract is representative of Dusty “Laser Show” “Dirt Dog” Pedroia. Even when he had a ton of leverage he took a fair deal for both sides that tapered off at the end.

      I will now add a Pedroia jersey to my collection that includes my favorite grinder in Mike Lowell.

  8. bornintoitiniowa - Jul 24, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Smart move by the Red Sox. Pedroia plays the game the way it should be played, and it’s nice to have that type of player as the face of the franchise.

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